Jahangir “John”
Asghar, MD

Dr. Jahangir “John” Asghar is a fellowship-trained spine surgeon specializing in the research, education, and clinical studies of pediatric, adolescent, and adult scoliosis.

Dr. Jahangir “John” Asghar is considered a thought leader, continually embracing the latest technological breakthroughs to improve the lives of patients with complex spinal deformities. Dr. Asghar’s forward-thinking approach is responsible for his development of many groundbreaking minimally-invasive, “ultrasonic” techniques in the surgical treatment of problematic conditions associated with previously-treated scoliosis (revisions) and spinal deformities. A central focus of his research is preserving normal development and function of the spine, from infancy through the later years of his patient’s lives.

Dr. Asghar’s unique perspective is instrumental in the development of a comprehensive whole-body approach, and patient-specific peri-operative risk mitigation program, designed for optimal long-term outcomes. Under his leadership, the spinal deformity team researches cutting-edge technology, exhaustive risk assessment, and extensive experience to ensure the safest, most well-planned spine treatments possible.

He embodies the future of spinal care by continuously pursuing innovations and developments that employ cutting-edge technology with minimally-invasive, motion-sparing techniques. Dr. Asghar’s commitment to scoliosis patient education will serve the community well, as there is a definite need for this education throughout the greater South Florida region.

With over 18 years of surgical research and experience, he has also completed thousands of scoliosis and spinal deformity surgeries. Dr. Asghar is passionate about affecting positive change in the field and giving back both at home and abroad. His charitable work in deformity stretches the globe, including service-based trips to Asia, South America, and the Middle East.

Dr. Asghar spent eight years at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital (formerly, Miami Children’s Hospital) and completed a fellowship in Pediatric Spine Surgery at Shriner’s Hospital for Children (Philadelphia). He publishes extensively and presents around the world on the subject of scoliosis and treatment of complex pediatric spinal deformities, with over 40 peer-reviewed articles in circulation to date. Dr. Asghar is a member of the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), the North American Spine Society (NASS), and the International Society for Advancement Spine Surgery (ISASS). He is a designated Founding Member of the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery.

He resides in South Florida with his wife and two young children.

Concentration of Research

Dr. Asghar’s concentration, specifically, lies in the research of Scoliosis and Complex Deformities of the Spine for Children and Adults. Dr. Asghar’s interest and expertise include resolving problematic conditions associated with previously-treated scoliosis (Revisions) and Spinal Deformity, as well as solutions for patients of all ages with failed spinal surgeries.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Board Eligible

Education

  • St. George’s University School of Medicine
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Residency: Orthopedic Surgery
  • Shriner’s Hospital for Children (Philadelphia)
  • Fellowship: Complex Spine and Spine Deformity Surgery

Organizational Membership

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Candidate (AAOS)
  •  American Medical Association (AMA)
  •  AOSpine Foundation
  •  Fox Pediatric Severe Spinal Deformity Study (Fox PSDS)
  •  International Society for the Advancement of Spinal Surgery (ISASS)
  •  North American Spine Society (NASS) – Associate Member
  •  Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA)
  •  Florida Orthopaedic Society (FOS)
  • Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)
  • Setting Scoliosis Straight (Harms Study Group)
  • Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeons (SMISS)